Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

@PenpolSchool

2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

“Penpol pupils are curious, creative and courageous learners. Our school community believes in authenticity as the foundations of deep-rooted learning. Through our rich and relevant curriculum, we nurture community-minded, forward-facing international citizens of the future.” - our Penpol School vision.

Year 3 – Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

As part of their history topic, year 3 started off learning about Ancient Egypt by turning some oranges into mummies!

Just like real Ancient Egyptian embalmers we started off by taking out all of the gooey insides and then used several paper towels to make sure the insides were nice and dry. Next we filled up our oranges with salt, just like the embalmers dried out bodies with natron. Finally, we wrapped up our mummies in bandages and put them somewhere warm to dry out. We will be checking on them  in a few weeks to see how the mummification process is going!

Sticky Jam Sandwich Fun in Year 1

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After reading ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’  in our ‘Talk Through Stories’ session, Year 1 explored instruction writing whilst making jam sandwiches. They focused on sequencing, using time connectives and imperative verbs.

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Apart from watching their teachers get messy whilst they followed the classes vague instructions, their favourite part was of course eating them.

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Kids Invent Stuff visit Penpol School

Last week Penpol had a very exciting visit from Ruth and Shawn – otherwise known as Kids Invent Stuff – to talk about all things engineering, inventing and creating!

The day started with the whole school having the opportunity to enjoy an assembly with Ruth and Shawn, where they introduced a challenge for us all to take part in.

 The challenge is simple – to invent something new that utilises wearable technology, a switch or a bicycle.  This competition is being run to celebrate the IETs 150th anniversary and entries from schools all around the world will be collected up, carefully considered and then one will actually be built in real life!  It’s very exciting and over the course of the day our students showed just how creative their ideas are.

Below are some pictures of the visit, including some of our Year 5’s working away on their own invention ideas.

Designing Mars Rovers in Year 5

Last term, as part of our Space topic, the children were inspired by the landing of Perseverance on Mars and so created their own versions of a Mars rover, complete with a motor so that it could move forward and, most impressively a lever system to enable it to pick up ‘space rock’ to study. The children had a great time making and designing their own rover and, who knows, maybe this activity will have inspired our next rover designers of the future. 

After they’d made their rovers, the children used the iPads and iMovie to virtually transport their creations to the surface of Mars with some Green Screen magic.  

You can enjoy some of these videos below:

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Year 4 embrace the return back to school!


Today, Class 9 took their Maths lesson outside and, it has to be said, they have embraced the outdoors despite the change of weather!

The lesson today was a recap of what they have been learning about this term – Place value. The students showed great teamwork and were able to confidently partition 4 digit numbers, as well as round their chosen number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.

In addition, our Topic this term is ‘Romans on the Rampage.’ The class have been busy learning about who exactly the Romans were and what they have done for us. For DT, each of the students were tasked with creating a Roman helmet using paper mache, balloons, cardboard and, of course, the red and gold paint! This was a great success, with all students now learning Latin salutes in anticipation of a Roman Legion army drill in the coming weeks. ‘Dextrum sinistrum!

Finally, the good weather so far was not wasted, with many of our Guided Reading sessions taking place outside in the Gazebo and our first session of Tag Rugby taking place in glorious sunshine.

Enjoy the pictures below!

Team Y4

Home Learning Challenges – Year 2 – Weeks 3, 4 & 5

WEEK COMENCING – 20.04.2020

Hi Class 6 and Class 5, Mrs Ruffell and Mrs Daniel would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent images of your home  learning, which you have completed  over the past two weeks. We have now created a new home learning page, on the Penpol Times, for weeks 3 and 4.  Please keep sending us images of your learning so that we can share it with your friends and families.

We both hope that you are all well and enjoying the learning challenges that we are setting.

Take care – Mrs Ruffell & Mrs Daniel

PE and Outdoor Learning at Home

New -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCStjKlMICO-Em7zMJoHR3A  (Copy & paste link in to your browser)

New – Digital Ocean – Surfers against Sewage – Copy and paste the link in to your browser

: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school

Online safety at home – copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Fun ways to exercise and keep fit! – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://imoves.com/the-imovement

New – Additional online home learning. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

New – Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm

Use your mind – Laugh & Giggle – Breathe Deep – Stretch it out – Relax

New – As the weather is now getting warmer, many of you have started to plant seeds and watching them grow. Below is a link to a lovely song called ‘One Seed’. Perhaps you could learn the words and record yourself singing it.

 

 

 

A big hello from Shelly.

Mrs Ruffell’s tortoise, Shelly, would like to say a big hello to everyone in Class 6 and Class 5

 

 

Chloe, from Class 6

Thank you for sharing your home learning with us Chloe. I was really pleased to see that you have completed the  Easter R.E challenge and also the comprehension ‘A day at the Zoo’. Well done Chloe!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been really busy doing mathematical calculations and look at her amazing Aztec collage!..Well done Bella

Oakley, from Class 6

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Oakley, happy birthday to you! (Saturday 8th may) have a great day from everyone in Class 6

Wow! what a fab cake you are making and well done on all of your home learning challenges.

Nicholas, from Class 6

Wow!Look at that amazing bee picture, it looks so realistic. I also love the way you have created your treasure map and included so much detail. Well done Nicholas.

Poppy, from Class 6

Thank you Poppy for sharing all of your home learning from this week. It looks like you are really enjoying writing all about pirates. You have designed a great treasure map and written a detailed description of what you would find inside. That’s if you were lucky enough to find it!

Joseph, from Class 5

Joseph has made a brilliant rainbow mask to put a smile on all our faces!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been having fun in the kitchen this week, take a look at her delicious chocolate banana cake! She has also made a mosaic inspired by her brother’s topic on the Aztecs, and keeping her maths brain going with some tricky fractions.

 

 

Ava, from Class 6

(Written by Ava) Today I wrote my letter in a bottle from the pirate and completed the RE and some worksheets love Ava.                         Well done Ava, What a great letter from the pirate.

Alfie, from Class 5

Alfie has been very busy again, take a look at a few of the things he’s been up to. I’m looking forward to reading more pirate stories!

Finley, from Class 5

Take a look at what Finley has been up to. What a fantastic model of a bee! His story will also make you want to practise your pirate voice impersonations!

Kensa, from Class 6

Wow! well done Kensa. What a great way to learn you’re spellings.

Oscar, from Class 6

(Written by Oscar) Today we made our treasure maps, we stained the paper with coffee and rolled them up into messages in a bottle. We also started to make a film with dad about our rascally adventures as pirates.
We like this challenge a lot.

Oscar, it was so lovely to see a photograph of you wearing your  Penpol School uniform, I had almost forgotten how smart it looked. Your photograph put a big smile on my face!

Harry, from Class 6

Wow! Harry look at how big your chilli plant has grown, no wonder it needed a bigger pot. Now that it has more room, the roots will be able to grow even better. Keep me updated on how it grows.

Tilly, from Class 6

(Written by Tilly) Today I have had great fun making a message in a bottle from a pirate. After I had written the letter I dyed the paper with a teabag to make it look old and then tore around the outside to give it rough edges. I then rolled it up and put it in a bottle. We took some photos too. (Well done Tilly)

Hana, from Class 5

Hana has been very busy of late. Take a look at all the great activities she has been up to so far, I love her mini beast game!

Violet, from Class 5

Violet would like to share a movie that she wrote and directed herself. She started to plan her movie with a story board
The second video  is a green screen video diary about her thoughts at this strange time.
Lastly she wanted to give you a review of her reading book so far!

Click on the links and continue with website.

Violet’s Video

Violets video

Violet’s video

 

Emily, from Class 6

Emily, what a great poem about five little bees. well done!

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, thank you for sharing your home learning from last week. I can see that you are still enjoying calculating number problems and what a lovely picture you have drawn. Well done!

Lola, from Class 6

Wow Lola how artistic are you? and what a great idea. I think we will definitely try this activity out when we are back in school. I hope you didn’t get hand prints all over the house?

Isaac L, from Class 5

Isaac L has had a very productive week. Take a look at his amazing beehive he has made and read his story about dream balloons!

Lola, from Class 6

Thank you Lola for sharing your home learning from this week. I can really see that you have been using your mathematical mind to solve the number problems. Well done!

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has really enjoyed listening to the poetry this week and inspired her to write one of her own, fantastic!

Harry, from Class 6

Thank you Harry for sharing the photographs of you keeping fit. I was so impressed to see you skipping. Well done!

Oliver, from Class 5

Oliver has been hard at work, writing a story, working out fractions, baking and even bringing to life his Star War pictures! Take a look at his lovely photos.

 

Violet, from Class 5

Violet has been up to lots of interesting things this week, from writing poetry, interviewing a friend, to writing in code! Take a look at her lovely photos.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has found an ingenious way to paint a bee, take a look!

Hugo, from Class 6

Wow! Hugo, you have completed so much home learning. I was really impressed to see that you have remembered to learn your weekly spellings and also participated with the online R.E learning. You are also becoming such a good cook! Well done Hugo, you are demonstrating great dedication to your home learning challenges. Well done!

 

Jessica from Class 5

As you can see, Jessica has been extremely busy at home engaging with all the home learning.
Brilliant to see, well done and keep it up!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith has been working on some amazing nature projects, take a look at her impressive ice sculpture and clay Goldfinch! She is currently working on a papier mache beehive, looking forward to seeing that as well.

 

Poppy, from Class 6

Wow! I loved reading all of the information (Data) that you have collected on bees. I have seen so many bees recently. I think there are more bees around this year. Well done Poppy!

 

 

 

Nicholas, from Class 6

Thank you Nicholas for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been using your mathematical knowledge to solve a variety of number problems. I was so pleased to see that you have remembered to edit your number formation, where needed. Also great home learning on suffixes. Well done!

 

Lola, from Class 6

Wow  Lola!  You have really been thinking about the grammar rules, which we need to apply to our writing.Well done!

Alfie, from class 5

Alfie would like to share what he has been up to. As you can see he’s doing a brilliant job! You have to be impressed with his rock Bumblebee, Mrs. Daniel is hoping for one!!

 

Emily, from Class 6

What a fab cake Emily. I can see the concentration on your face, whilst creating the bees. I bet it tasted great too!

Tilly, from Class 6

Thank you Tilly for sharing the  learning, which you have completed  this week. You have created a detailed fact sheet all about rabbits and drawn a beautiful picture! I also enjoyed looking at your picture of a bee, which you have labelled correctly. Wow! what a great bee bookmark, I look forward to seeing it when we are all back at school.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has been doing well with education city this week and decided to complete the story from last week (see attached).
She has enjoyed the bee topic. Unfortunately she found a dead bee but gave her opportunity to compare it to her picture!

 

 

 

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, you have completed so much home learning this week. Again you have been using your mathematical skills to solve several number challenges and completed the English activities on Educational City. I was pleased to see you learnt your spellings and took the weekly test. What a great score!

 

Oakley from Class 6.

Thank you Oakley for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been busy recapping your letter formation and researching for information about bees.  I enjoyed reading your bee fact file and I am glad to see that you are participating with  the online activities set. Well done Oakley, super home learning!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith is very keen and able horse rider, so no surprise she chose a horse as her pet! Take a look at these lovely photos.

Joseph, from Class 5

Take a look at Joseph’s amazing Hama bead craft work! A lot of patience but I think you will agree well worth the effort.

 

Kensa,from Class 6

Kensa has been practicing her spellings by writing out words that contain the sound ‘tion’. She has also written an interesting fact file about her dog who is called Bruno. Great home learning Kensa!

 

Poppy, from Class 6 

Thank you Poppy  for sharing some of your learning from this week. I can see that you have been really busy learning about bees and completed the learning objectives set on Educational city. Great learning and I am glad to see you achieved 100% on your certificates. Well done!

 

Emilija, From Class 5

Thank you Emilija for sending us all these lovely photos of you and your home learning. Well done, you are doing a great job!

 

Alfie, from Class 5

Here is a great football story about Alfie’s toys when they come alive at night, it’s exciting to see who finally wins!

Lily, from Class 6

Lily has been learning all about bees and created a poster to show their life cycle. Well done Lily.

 

 

 

Year 1 Home-learning – Weeks 1, 2 & 3.

Hi Year 1,
We are missing you very much but know that your adults are doing a super job of looking after you and teaching you.
We hope you’re enjoying the home-learning tasks as much as we are enjoying receiving the photo’s and videos?!
Please do send any photo’s through if you have the time. Remember we love seeing you playing as well as learning!
Miss Whear and Mrs Sukstiene

 

Alice, from Class 3

Alice’s Grandma will be excited to receive this lovely postcard that Alice wrote!

 

Keira, from Class 3

Keira loved making ’arrays’ for multiplication with Mega blocks and using part-whole to multiply. Keira explored measuring practically with her first attempt at making pasties – they look delicious!
Her favourite place to watch TV is now hanging upside down and swinging on her Dad’s pull up bar! Keira practised writing her full name in the sand during her daily exercise time!

 

Alice, from Class 3

Alice joined in with her brother’s home-learning challenge of finding facts on his favourite animal. Super drawing and facts Alice!

Alice’s papa built a pond in the garden that her and brother have been using as a paddling pool while there’s no fish in there. She also planted some plants for our ‘How does Your Garden Grow?’ topic and did some practical measuring during baking…which Alice loves doing!

 

Henry, from Class 4

Henry has been working hard writing using his adjectives. He and his brother, Arthur, have been printing with lego and creating space pictures. Super work!

 

Isla, from Class 3

Isla mixed exercise and phonics by reading red and green words in a game of hopscotch. She also enjoyed playing memory games in the sun! Isla then created super stretchy noun phrases using ‘ee’  sounds! Well done for remembering a comma between the adjectives too 🙂 Isla then wrote a lovely letter to Betty and made a raft … I can’t wait to hear whether it floated! Fingers crossed it did!

 

Violet, from Class 4

Violet has been so busy at home! She has been creative by making a picture frame and painting eggs for Easter. She has been helping her daddy feed the donkeys at his work and baking some delicious flat breads and hummus for lunch! She has also been out in the garden bug hunting! Well done Violet!

 

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has enjoyed making ’stretchy sentences’ to create noun phrases as well as grouping for multiplication. He’s also written and email to his uncle and sorted animals. Well done Elliott!

Toran, from Class 3

Super stretchy sentences Toran adding information with the 5W’s questions (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)
Great use of part-whole models for multiplication and lovely to see you writing a letter to Grandad, which super punctuation and handwriting. I’m sure he’ll love receiving this! Well done!

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison made a Jet pack with his dad on Tuesday 🚀 He also went for a walk and drew  a heart and said thank you to the NHS.  He also practiced writing his name in a different way. On his walk he collected lots of leaves and twigs and nature items to make things. He made a H for Harrison.

 

Toran, from Class 3

Toran enjoying drawing arrays from number sentences.

Miles, from Class 3

Great questions Miles. I would rather eat chocolate for the rest of my life and I’d rather swim that float – I love to swim!
Great to see you enjoying the lego arrays for multiplication so much! They’re fun to make aren’t they?!

Matteo, from Class 4

Matteo has been busy at home. Here he is with a train track he has built! He also decorated eggs to celebrate Easter – Very creative!

 

Noah, Class 4

Noah has been working hard, practising his hand writing. He wrote all about the film Jurassic Park! He also helped his brother with his home learning and they built a tree using recycling! Super work!

 

Miles, Class 3

Miles making music with natural objects…to his parents delight! :-)Plus excellent use of the conjunctions ‘because’ and ’so’ Miles. Well done!

 

 

Betty, Class 3

Super use of shells to practise grouping for multiplication Betty.
I love that Class 3 are sending each other letters – it’s a great way of keeping in contact with your friends! Lovely use of a question mark as well as the conjunctions ‘and’ / ‘because’. Well done Betty!

Arthur, from Class 3

I loved receiving a letter from Arthur today and enjoyed replying with answers to his questions.
Arthur has great fun making a planet picture – it’s stunning! Well done Arthur – can you name the planets?

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison has made his own pizza from scratch with his dad and baked it in our pizza oven.
Cooking 🍕  & learning about fire safety 🔥

                                                                  

We went on a bike ride, Harrison is fantastic at riding his bike, using his breaks and we even went on the road in places. Learning all about road safety, what side of the road we should be on, keeping to the side, slowing down at a junction and wearing his helmet etc. Today we have been extending  sentences, whilst  talking about our dog 🐕 ……

                                             

Max, from Class 3

Max has enjoyed engaging in the handwriting clips I sent on: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-letters-beginners-choice-3.html. Super letter formation Max! Well done!

Merryn, from Class 4

Merryn has been super busy over the past few weeks. She has been baking, painting and writing letters to cheer up patients in hospital who are missing their families. She has been getting creative, making lots of pictures with her sister and has been keeping an eye on the tadpoles in the stream to watch them grow! Great work, Merryn!

 

Ebbie, from Class 3

Great pen control Ebbie – great to see her practising her handwriting.
Ebbie enjoyed an egg hunt over Easter and had a great time splashing in the sea during her daily exercise.

Ebbie’s Daddy is building a barn and Ebbie likes to take lunch to him and help him dig.
She has also written a letter to her nanny to see how she is – it’s important to keep in contact with your family and friends as everyone is missing each other!

 

Toran, from Class 3.

Toran explored capacity and recorded in standard units of measure! He has also been exploring which kitchen ingredients fizz when added to bicarbonate of soda – I love seeing the concentration on his face! Well done Toran!

 

Elliott, from class3

Elliott and his brother out on a scavenger hunt, that Elliott had written, as part of our Fresh Air Friday challenge!

 

Jack, from Class 3

It’s great to see Jack completing the maths Fresh Air Friday activity of making a bird feeder and the writing task of helping your adult cook and writing a set of instructions for your meal. Super use of time connectives to sequence your instructions! The pizza looks delicious Jack! Well done.

Happy Birthday Jack – looks like you had great fun using hair chalks to turn your hair red!

 

Ezra from Class 4

Ezra has been super busy at home. He’s been practising his handwriting with his sister and having lots of fun!

 

Reuben, from Class 4

Reuben made an Easter Maths Maze using his lego! He also, with his sister Lottie, worked hard on making a maze together. Great team work!

Luke, from Class 4

Luke explored capacity by using jugs and containers in his paddling pool! He  has also been busy exploring measurement – lovely work Luke!

Rosie, from Class 4

Rosie has been busy looking after the runner beans she is growing! She has  also been exploring art – on herself! You look great Rosie!

 

Geoffrey, from Class 4

Geoffrey has been working hard at home on his phonics and has been practising his numbers and counting by playing card games at home!

 

Joseph, from Class 4

Joseph has been practising writing his own addition number sentences and has been exploring coins and money! He  has also been busy writing down his recipe for banana bread. It sounds tasty!Great work!

 

Luke, from Class 4

Luke has been practising using conjunctions in his writing!

Lowenna, from Class 3

Lowenna has been exploring Hayle on 2 wheels but cycling during her daily exercise.
After successfully making pasties together in school, Lowenna has been teaching her adults to make them at home – they look delicious!
Great to see Lowenna showing her support for the NHS! Who else has been clapping at 8pm on a Thursday night? I have!
Great use of vegetables to create patterns – super to see Lowenna getting into our ‘How does your Garden Grow?’ Topic!

Darcey, from Class 3

It’s been great to see Darcey engaging with the online RWI phonics lessons and helping her adults to prepare some healthy meals – It’s important to stay healthy!

 

Arlo, Class 3

Super adjectives to describe your character Arlo! It’s great to see Arlo having fun in the sun during his daily exercise. Arlo had great fun measuring his family using standard untis of measure.

             

         

Miss Whear, Class 3

My daily exercise / weekly food shopping has been on my bike.

                      

My thoughtful family surprised me with an egg hunt in my garden for my birthday and socially distanced deliveries from friends and neighbours arrived throughout the day! Don’t worry – my family used the visit as their daily exercise and left before I went out to do the hunt! Thank you Reuben (my nephew in Class 4).

Isla, from Class 3

Isla F made her own addition and subtraction game.

She then played ‘say it, make it, write it’ with pebbles.   I loved receiving a video of Isla reading a story to me too!

Betty, from Class 3

 Betty has been measuring using standard units of measure when cooking. She has also made super use of adjectives to describe animals and been practising drawing the o’clock time – well done!

                               

Betty has been measuring using standard units of measure when cooking and proving that reading can happen anywhere!

                                                                  

Thomas, from Class 3

Thomas has been continuing his reading and writing at home and sharing stories. I love seeing how you have been using your daily hour of exercise time.

 

Miles, from Class 3

Every Friday Miles’ family have a themed day and the children make flags from a chosen country and they cook/eat food from there for breakfast, lunch and dinner too! So far they have had Italian Day (pizza) and American Day (burgers and donuts) – What a fun idea! Whilst cooking, Miles explored capacity by spooning water into various sized glasses with a spoon.

 

Miles has been practising spelling the days of the week, using capital letters and his neatest handwriting. He focused on ascenders and descenders (tall letters on the line and long letters below the line).

 

Miles showed his super writing by retelling the story of  ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Great use of the conjunction ‘and’ as well as commas in a list. also wrote some questions to post to his friend James. 

Miles enjoying fresh air Friday and playing maths Lego games

 

Ebon, from Class 3

Ebon has been making the most of the sunshine to start our new topic ‘How does your garden grow?’ by planting his own seeds. He also wrote the recipe and helped the adults with measuring and cooking. It was lovely looking at the way you have been using your daily exercise time Ebon.

Poor Ebon fell and broke his wrist. Our thoughts are with him and I hear he’s been incredibly brave!

                                               Ebon’s milk lid boat

Harrison, from Class 3

Today Harrison has been very creative and made some fairy houses out of plant pots.

Harrison has been practising using capital letters and question marks by writing questions for their family and friends.

Harrison watched toy story, he then answered questions on the film and rang his nanny describing the film and seeing if she could guess what he had been watching. Harrison also went on a nature walk and wrote  about what he had seen using commas in a list.

                                  Harrison explored number bonds to and within 20 using dominoes!

Harley, from Class 3

Harley has  been practising using capital letters and question marks by writing questions for his family and friends. Harley chose to measure practically when baking a crumble – it looks like he enjoyed it!

Harley loved the kitchen science investigation where he explored mixing bicarbonate of soda with  kitchen ingredients. Luckily he did this outside as there was quite an explosion. I was lucky enough to see the video.

Class 3, would also like to wish Harley a very happy birthday and we all hope he had a great day!

 

 

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has been making the most of the sunshine to start our new topic ‘How does your garden grow?’ by planting his own seeds, designing a  garden and writing  a list of what he would like in it. He has also been exploring and describing materials.

Class 3, would also like to wish Elliott a very happy birthday and we all hope he had a great day!